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Merry Christmas message from Debauchery Soup

I have Nic for a short time tonight – so of course, I picked the moment I washed my face and was in my PJ’s to say:

“Will you do a Christmas video with me for my site??”

I know Christmas blog will be many, many shots of food and ‘artistic’ tree and discarded gift wrap (LOL!)

What you don’t know, is while Nic isn’t big on reading my posts himself, often I have him read them aloud so I can see how they come across.  He is UBER talented at voice over – and so far (because we know plans and ambitions change during the teen and early twenty years) wants to pursue that avenue.

He imitates so many voices – and I’m going to try to include the video he made for college – his narration grabbed the attention of everyone I forced to watch it, and every one authentically said “He needs to do voice work.”

ANYWAY!  2 more sleeps!  And I wanted to say to those who celebrate Christmas “Merry Christmas!

And I wanted to do it in person.

Because I appreciate every one of you that reads my humble little odd blog!

Here’s my video:

I donned the fedora, because Nic said he was slappin’ his Santa hat on.

I was not going to be lacking in the haberdashery department.  He didn’t (obviously) end up wearing it.

Still rockin’ the fedora though – even in my PJs and no make up. LOL!

Here’s his Zombie movie he and his girlfriend made for college.

LOVE it!  You’re going to love the music, and hopefully confirm that my boy is a natural when it comes to narration. 🙂  If it won’t let you see the video on iphone or ipad – please go to a PC and check this out.

yeah, I have a cameo, and my favorite part is the bloopers, so be sure to watch it to the end!!



(and yeah, I slapped North Korea into my tags – why not?  I’ve watied two plus years to be pressed! LOL! Freedom of expression …. sorta fits. 😉 (IMO – I don’t think they were behind the Sony thing – and I don’t think we were behind their outage the other day … c’mon, their power goes out all the time.  One of my favorite comments I read on the topic was “South Korea musta changed their WIFI password”.  Ha!)


Musings from the Laundromat: ‘Twas 3 nights before Christmas


This is my last musing from the laundromat before Christmas.  I just peeked up from my table and over a washer to see if there were any decorations … I do see a fake poinsettia poked strategically in a fake potted plant – but other than that – nope.

Halloween they had a skeleton on the bathroom door – perhaps it is a paganmat – which would be fine by me, only I don’t see any solstice decorations either.  No Yule altars on the folding tables.

Anyway, what was I saying?  Oh yes, this is the last musing before Christmas (tangents are your gift, you’re welcome.)

I’ve decided I have the best friends on the planet.

Friday my friend Ruth brought tears to my eyes and renewed my faith that if you do the right things, and are kind – you DO receive kindness in return.  The point is though, you shouldn’t expect it.

Kindness is magic.  Right Derek?


It occurs to me, I really need to look into what photos I can use from the internet – but I can think of worst things than Ricky Gervais asking me to remove something.

‘Madame, kindly (the magical kind) remove the photo of me and the dog.’  Or, ‘Madame, kindly (still the magical kind) remove your clothing.’  :-O Ricky!!!

Back to expecting things.

Anyone who knows me knows I don’t expect anything.  Almost to the point of channeling Eeyore. Hope from time to time?  Yes.  But certainly don’t expect.

Yesterday I went shopping – it wasn’t as bonkers as I was expecting.  (Oh my goodness!  I DO expect things.)

I didn’t cross everything off of my list, but got to say ‘Merry Christmas’ a few times and had the experience of being outside with other humans, so it was overall pretty great.

That’s another facet to this season I was missing.  I was telling my friend Betty … I haven’t BEEN anywhere!  One of my favorite things about the holiday season is the cheer and good nature from strangers.

It’s hard to bump into a stranger and witness cheer or good nature when I’m either in an office, driving to and from the office, or in my house (Gawd, I would HOPE I didn’t ‘bump into’ a stranger whilst driving!  Or in my house.  Because we know, Butters is crap at protecting me.)

Betty gave me some pretty adorable little earrings.  (She knows me – she knows I only do ‘little’.)


She also gave me a ceramic gingerbread house that warms oil that Nic has adopted.  That child has inherited my love of scents it seems.

He keeps absconding with candles and air freshening devices into his room.

The entire house smells of  peppermint this morning courtesy of the late night fragrance kid.

Speaking of fragrances – after my shopping experience, I checked the mail.

There was a small box for me from my friend Rachel.

An entire bag of samples!!!  I was over the moon.  🙂  She read my December 15th post and was sweet enough to send me more ‘little scents’ to be excited about.

(Probably I should hide them from Nic.  Although – he hasn’t shown any interest in my perfumes yet … just household fragrance devices.)

So this brings me to wonder, if I blog about something – will it be sent to me?

If so – here’s what else I love.

Kindness for you.

Health and happiness for you and yours.

Wishes to come true for you.

Love for you.

And serenity and a peaceful heart – for you.

I’ll take a naked mole rat colony please and Santa, I’ve been good, may I please have my lobster?


Wishing you a ‘Happy’. That’s it. Carry on.


Attended the annual Christmas party on Saturday and the requisite topic of this time of the year was overheard by my bionic ear. (Okay, the person was about 3 people from me at the table, although it was a bit of a feat to hear them over the lounge singer).

“I won’t say Happy Holidays, it’s Merry Christmas“. 

Now, I’ve always sort of agreed with that.  Well, more to the point, agreed that people should be allowed to say “Merry Christmas” – and maybe it was my shiny dress talking but I heard myself say (or my dress say), “But there are a lot of holidays in December.  A proprietor  has to consider all of their customers”.

There’s Hanukkah, Christmas, Yule, Kwanzaa, New Years, to name a few.

Unless someone’s holding a manger set and wearing a cross, I’d be jumping to a conclusion to say “Merry Christmas!” as a customer checked out.

Isn’t that pretty serious profiling to just assume something as personal as someone’s religious beliefs?

No one get’s offended when they’re told “Happy Presidents Day!” (Do they?!)


I can’t recall getting the response, “HEY! I celebrate Lincolns birthday – don’t lump that Federalist Washington in there!”

Then again, to be perfectly honest, I don’t recall wishing someone Happy Presidents Day either.

I personally wouldn’t be offended if anyone wished me a happy anything.

Happy works for me.

I’ll even roll with “Happy Birthday” if it’s not my birthday.  Why not?

But God forbid (literally apparently) a cashier notice a birthday while looking at a Jehovah’s Witness drivers license.  No celebrating that for them.

It’s all so bonkers.

Just smile and nod people.  Don’t get your panties in a bunch.

There are in fact multiple holiday’s in December.

Just wish every one a ‘Happy’.

Ooo!  And here’s my shiny dress.